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Hi all,

My wife and I have recently purchased a Metris 2018 Cargo Van from MB of Seattle with the plan of having a Reimo-based camper conversion done by Peace Vans of Seattle. I first saw a Metris being used by FedEx here and immediately know it was the vehicle I'd been looking for to make into our retirement escape capsule. This was confirmed as we researched it further. We're looking forward to using it for exploring the Northwest and onward, with much time spent heading to Old-Time music festivals across the country.

I feel fortunate to be in Seattle where the MB dealer takes the Metris seriously and has Keith Donaldson on staff as a Metris and Sprinter specialist. He knows the vehicle inside and out, and has worked out an optimum package for the conversion. He spent an hour with us getting oriented to all the small details and I really appreciated the help. So far, my contacts with the service department have been excellent as well.

Likewise, working with Harley at Peace Vans has felt really good. They have been in the business of VW Westphalia repairs, restorations, and rentals for years, and have embraced the Metris as the modern platform for such a camper. They've worked closely with Keith and with Reimo to get the build worked out and we're looking forward to working with them.

The nice thing is that Keith orders this configuration specifically for this conversion, and thus had three vehicles in stock the we were able to choose from and take delivery of immediately. Immediate gratification is pretty compelling. I've now got a couple of hundred miles on it and am truly enjoying getting to know it. Parallel parking is taking a little bit of work, but the addition of windows in February should be a help with that. I am glad I spent so many years driving trucks and vans in art shipping and installation. My only other gripes are that the speedo and the tachometer positions should be reversed so you can see the speedo better, and that the radio dial shifts from a dark phase to a light phase for no apparent reason and draws my attention when it does so. If anyone has any insights on this, please let me know. We're coming to this vehicle from a very simple Subaru Forester, so overall the level of tech is within reason for us. I haven't worked much with the Nav system yet, but will see how that all pans out.

Thanks,
Jamie
 

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Please keep us informed re. the van conversion!!

I've just started the process of working with Harley and Peace Vans on ordering a full Peace Modern Camper for our retirement exploration vehicle. We rented a Peace Modern conversion for a week last fall and fell in love with it. Also glad to hear everything went well with Keith Donaldson at MB Seattle. I met both Keith and Harley when we returned our rental and after meeting them have no qualms about doing the deal long-distance (We're in Michigan).




Hi all,
My wife and I have recently purchased a Metris 2018 Cargo Van from MB of Seattle with the plan of having a Reimo-based camper conversion done by Peace Vans of Seattle. I first saw a Metris being used by FedEx here and immediately know it was the vehicle I'd been looking for to make into our retirement escape capsule. This was confirmed as we researched it further. We're looking forward to using it for exploring the Northwest and onward, with much time spent heading to Old-Time music festivals across the country.

I feel fortunate to be in Seattle where the MB dealer takes the Metris seriously and has Keith Donaldson on staff as a Metris and Sprinter specialist. He knows the vehicle inside and out, and has worked out an optimum package for the conversion. He spent an hour with us getting oriented to all the small details and I really appreciated the help. So far, my contacts with the service department have been excellent as well.

Likewise, working with Harley at Peace Vans has felt really good. They have been in the business of VW Westphalia repairs, restorations, and rentals for years, and have embraced the Metris as the modern platform for such a camper. They've worked closely with Keith and with Reimo to get the build worked out and we're looking forward to working with them.

The nice thing is that Keith orders this configuration specifically for this conversion, and thus had three vehicles in stock the we were able to choose from and take delivery of immediately. Immediate gratification is pretty compelling. I've now got a couple of hundred miles on it and am truly enjoying getting to know it. Parallel parking is taking a little bit of work, but the addition of windows in February should be a help with that. I am glad I spent so many years driving trucks and vans in art shipping and installation. My only other gripes are that the speedo and the tachometer positions should be reversed so you can see the speedo better, and that the radio dial shifts from a dark phase to a light phase for no apparent reason and draws my attention when it does so. If anyone has any insights on this, please let me know. We're coming to this vehicle from a very simple Subaru Forester, so overall the level of tech is within reason for us. I haven't worked much with the Nav system yet, but will see how that all pans out.

Thanks,
Jamie
 
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